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Erin's NJ Marathon Fundraiser for the Red Cross

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Erin Andersen via Crowdrise
April 01, 2013

20mile run accomplished this Saturday at a race worthy pace :)thank you to everyone for the words of encouragement throughout my training!  See more

BENEFITING: American Red Cross

EVENT DATE: May 05, 2013

HOURS PLEDGED: 4

Mileage Tracker: 18

Erin Andersen

THE STORY:

My Race:  The New Jersey Marathon at the Shore

  • 26.2 miles of beautiful NJ
  • The course has been redesigned due to Hurricaine Sandy
  • Monmouth to Oceanport to Long Branch to Asbury Park

My Charity:  The American Red Cross

  • Disaster Releif:  meets emergency needs for people in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters
  • Supports military families
  • Provides life saving training in First Aid, Babysitting, and Water Safety
  • Donating Blood:  ordanary people making an extraordinary difference

My Marathon Journey:

  • Yes 26.2 miles!!!   Originally I dismissed the marathon distance as not feasible due to the malfunctioned spinal cord stimulator for pain management and need to ensure the safety of my neck/spine. It's no secret that running is my outlet for stress and when I run I forget my pain and feel alive.  Then the catalist.... I ran the Philadelphia Half Marathon 11/18/12 in great time and felt amazing (1:38:00).  When I afirmed that this was my greatest running moment and I'd never be more proud since I "can't run a marathon" my father responded "I don't know about that.  Never say never.  I believe you will go as far as you put your mind to". 
  • And I was off and running, literally and figuratively.  I researched Spring Marathons with the thought of a "destination race" but when I saw the Red Cross was a prior charity affiliated with the NJ Marathon, I knew NJ was my marathon.  In the aftermath of Hurricaine Sandy, I am reminded of how devistating our world can be, but more so how we can bounce back.  
  • NJ is a resilient state and I am happy to see the restoration efforts as well as pleased with how much fellow New Jerseyites and Americans bonded to help each other.  The Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts have been a blessing in our regrowth as a state, and while my initial thoughts went to raising funds for NJ Disaster Relief, I have expanded my scope of understanding in the wake of the Sandyhook Shooting.  As a fundraiser for the Red Cross, I saw how the Red Cross once again stepped in to help people in need and I felt more passionate about my cause.   No one wants a disaster to occur, but it is reassuring to know organizations like the Red Cross and their many volunteers exist to support us in times of need.
  • Although I live in Pennsylvania now, I am a "North Jersey Girl" at heart.  I proudly kept the North Jersey accent including "strong As": like Cawfee and Chawcolate.  I walk fast and talk fast and everything is "go-go-go".   The NJ Marathon will be no different.  I plan to be running in the "left lane" the entire race.

Your support brings hope

http://www.njmarathon.org/

 

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To This Fundraiser

$373

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jeremy Beer

    $26

  • Maryellen and Paul Andersen

    $52

  • Deb Conklin

    $25

  • Schuyler Nunn

    $50

  • Eileen Conner

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Debbie Baumgarten

    $5

  • Sue Pew

    $10

  • Denise O'Brien

    $10

  • Dennis Mudrick

    $15

  • Cedar Mountain School

    $135

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14% Raised of $2,620 Goal

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The Team: $373 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Cedar Mountain School

Cedar Mountain School

DONATION: $135

4 years ago

Debbie Baumgarten

Debbie Baumgarten

DONATION: $5

4 years ago

Sue Pew

Sue Pew

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Denise O'Brien

Denise O'Brien

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Dennis Mudrick

Dennis Mudrick

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Eileen Conner

Eileen Conner

4 years ago

Schuyler Nunn

Schuyler Nunn

DONATION: $50

Go, Eryn, Go! 4 years ago

Deb Conklin

Deb Conklin

DONATION: $25

Best of Luck 4 years ago

Maryellen and Paul Andersen

Maryellen and Paul Andersen

DONATION: $52

4 years ago